Graduate Teaching Community

Graduate Teaching Community

Graduate Students

Learning communities promote engaged conversations about student learning and instructional effectiveness by allowing participants to exchange ideas and explore strategies in an open and supportive environment. 

Graduate Teaching Community (GTC)

Photo captured of the 2015-2016 Cohort

CEE’s Graduate Teaching Community is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who come together on a quarterly basis to explore effective teaching practices. Together with peers, you explore relevant issues around learning and teaching in a supportive environment, freely discussing your ideas about teaching in ways that encourage reflection and enhance teaching practice. Past GTCs have featured a variety of high-interest topics in learning and teaching, such as implementing strategies that promote active learning, encouraging participation in large classes, utilizing reflective teaching practices, and promoting effective instructor-TA interactions.  Participants have the opportunity to receive a certificate as a result of participating in the GTC for at least one full quarter.  

Fall 2018 Graduate Teaching Community

The Fall 2018 Graduate Teaching Community meetings are held in The Grove, Room 1352 on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Facilitators for Fall 2018 are Maria Pantoja and Marc Pollack

Fall 2018 Theme: Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners
Fall 2018 Graduate Teaching Community Topics

Date Topic
10/18/18 Transparent Assignments
10/25/18 Authentic vs. Traditional Assessment
11/01/18 Universal Design for Learning/ Accessible Classroom Design
11/08/18 Formative vs. Summative Assessment
11/15/18 Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
11/29/18 First Generation Student Assessment Strategies

The Graduate Teaching Community Certificate

A certificate of participation is available to participants who fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Declare intent to obtain the certificate by the second session
  2. Attend a specified number of sessions
  3. Work individually or with a group to facilitate one of the sessions
  4. Post notes/information from the session to the Graduate Teaching Community participants

For more information about the Graduate Teaching Community, please contact CEE.